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COVID-19 BULLETIN: December 15, 2020

Joint Statement: Dr. Bonnie Henry and Adrian Dix

New cases: 522 (8 epi-linked)

  • Vancouver Coastal Health region: 84
  • Fraser Health Region: 338
  • Island Health Region: 7
  • Interior Health Region: 56
  • Northern Health Region: 37
  • People who reside outside of Canada: 0

Total BC cases since start of the pandemic: 43,463

Active cases in BC: 9,860

  • Hospitalizations: 361 (93 in intensive care)

People under active public health monitoring: 10,768

Deaths: 668

Recoveries: 31,866

Healthcare facility outbreak:

  • Burnaby Hospital

Community Outbreak:

  • Teck Resources Elkview and Fording Rover Operations
  • Community cluster at Big White Ski Resort

“Today is a momentous day in our province with the start of our first COVID-19 vaccine clinics. With immunizations now underway, those who are most vulnerable to severe illness have one more layer of protection that will get stronger as each new person gets immunized.

“Even as we look to brighter days ahead, we must remember that the pandemic is far from over. This is why, as we enter this next stage, using our layers of protection and following all of the public health orders is more important than ever.

“No one wants to experience the tragedy of losing a loved one when this day of hope is upon us. So let’s make Dec. 15 a day for doing all we can to protect our communities and the people we care for most.”